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Fergusson College, Pune 

The famous Deccan Education Society which is the parent body of several educational institutions spread over the landscape of Maharashtra founded the Fergusson College, a premier institution of liberal learning in India, in the year 1885. The Society itself was founded by the stalwarts of the Indian Freedom Movement-Lokmanya Tilak, Gopal Agarkar, Vishnushastri Chiplunkar and Madhavrao Namjoshi.

Fergusson College, Pune was set up for functioning from the year 1895 by the Deccan Education Society. It is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University. This nation-building institution provides a plethora of degree courses at both, UG and PG level. Apart from the degree courses, the college also offers special courses, vocational courses, certificate courses and PhD programs for the students. 

The academic programs offered by the college at UG level are B.A. in 15 subjects whereas B.Sc. in 13 subjects all under Arts and Science faculty. It offers M.A. in 4 subjects of Arts stream whereas M.Sc. in 14 subjects. At the Doctorate level, the college offers students PhD in English, Botany, Environmental Science, Electronic Science and Physics.

Fergusson College undertakes admission applications online. The candidates can fill in and complete the application process online. The decision of admission to the college for all UG courses relies on merit in accordance with the regulations posed by the University. Admission to PG courses depends equally on both merit and entrance examination marks. For all the other certificates, diploma and special courses, the admission is based on entrance examination only. Check Fergusson College Admission

Facilities like Science and Computer laboratories, Language laboratories, Amphi-theatre, Gym, Playgrounds and Hostels are available at the college. 


Fergusson College Pune Important Dates 2023

Event Dates
PG Application Form Release Date May 11, 2023
PG Application Last Date to Apply June 15, 2023
PG Entrance Exam July 3 - July 7, 2023

Fergusson College Pune Highlights

Established |Institute Type 1895 | Private, Autonomous Institution
Recognition UGC 
Affiliation Savitribai Phule Pune University
Courses Offered B.A., B.Sc., B.Voc., M.A., M.Sc., PhD
Application Online
Admission Criteria Merit-Based |Entrance-Based
Facilities Science and Computer laboratories, Language laboratories, Amphi-theatre, Gym, Playgrounds and Hostels
Official Website https://www.fergusson.edu/

Fergusson College Ranking

Agency Year Rank
NIRF (College) 2023 79
NIRF (College) 2022 57
NIRF (College) 2021 96
The Week (Arts) 2020 91
The Week (Science) 2020 7

Fergusson College Courses

The college offers courses for undergraduates, post graduation as well as Doctorate level. Apart from the degree courses it also offers special vocational programs and certificate/diploma courses for students. The details of all the courses are tabulated below:- 

Courses Details
B.A. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: The candidate must have completed 10+2/equivalent by an acknowledged board in any stream
Specializations: Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Hindi, History, Marathi, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Applied Statistics
B.Sc. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: The candidate must have completed 10+2/equivalent by an acknowledged board in Science Stream
Specializations: Animation, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronic Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
M.A. Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: The candidate must have acquired a graduation degree in Arts or related discipline from a recognized university with minimum 50% aggregate
Specializations: Economics, English, Marathi, Psychology
Selection Criteria: Merit based + Entrance (50:50)
M.Sc. Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: The candidate must have completed graduation in Science or related subject from an acknowledged university with minimum 50% marks

Selection Criteria: Merit based + Entrance (50:50)
Specializations: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Data Science, Electronic Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physics

B.Voc. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: The candidate must have completed 10+2/equivalent by an acknowledged board in any stream Selection Criteria: Merit based
Specializations: Media and Communications, Digital Art and Animation
Certification Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: The candidate must have completed graduation in any discipline from an acknowledged university.

Selection Criteria: Merit based
Specializations: Photography, Counselling Psychology, Intellectual Property Rights, Women and Development, American Studies, MEAN Stack Web Development, English Content Writing, Yoga and Meditation

Ph.D Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: The candidate must have completed Post Graduation in the relevant subject by an acknowledged board
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Specializations: English, Botany, Environmental Science, Electronic Science, Physics

Read More: Fergusson College Courses & Fee

Special Programs

  1. M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics with Computer Applications
  2. B. Voc. (under UGC-NSQF):
    • Media and Communications
    • Digital Art and Animation

The Vocational programs offered by the college at Undergraduate level are:-

  1. B. Sc. (Physics) with Photography and Audio-Visual Production
  2. B. Sc. (Electronic Science) with Electronic Equipment Maintenance
  3. B. Sc. (Botany/Zoology/Chemistry) with Biotechnology

Fergusson College Admissions

Admissions to BA, B.Sc, B.Voc, and Certification courses are purely merit-based. 

The admissions for MA and M.Sc. programs are provided in a 50:50 ratio on the basis of merit and entrance. 

For Ph.D admissions, candidates must have secured valid marks in the entrance examination. 

How to Apply? 

Fergusson College is following the online mode for undertaking admissions of students in the year 2023. The applicants have to submit their applications online only. The process for the same is:-

  • Open up the official website of the college
  • Click and open the Admissions link or the menu
  • Download the admission form
  • Fill in the required details carefully
  • Upload all the required forms for verification
  • Pay the application fee of ₹500 through a verified payment gateway via online banking/debit/credit card (only online transactions acceptable)

Required Documents:-

  • Aadhar Card
  • Marksheet of high school/senior secondary
  • Graduation/Post graduation marksheet
  • Entrance Test Result Card
  • Transfer certificate (if applicable)
  • Migration Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (if applicable)
  • GAP Certificate
  • Proof of Parent’s employment in Defense Forces (if applicable)



The college also follows reservations of seats. The breakdown for the same is as tabulated below:-

Category No. of Seats
SC 13
ST 7
OBC 19
Management Quota 15
PwD 3
Defense Personnel’s Child/Ex-Servicemen 5
Female Applicants 30

Fergusson College Scholarships

The college offers various scholarships and freeship to the students based on their need and merit. The rules of the Government and Savitribai Phule Pune University are abided by. The college also provides scholarships to minority students. Given below is the list of scholarships and freeship provided by the College:-

  • Eklavya Scholarship
  • National Merit Scholarship
  • B.C. Scholarship (SC/ST/NT/SBC)
  • B.C. Other State Scholarship
  • Handicapped/Blind Scholarship
  • Foreign Student’s Scholarship (Mauritius/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Kenya)
  • Champutai Gokhale Scholarship
  • Nagaland Government Scholarship
  • Savitribai Phule Merit Scholarship
  • Inspire Scholarship
  • Government Open Merit Scholarship
  • AFWW/EBC Merit Scholarship
  • Sanskrit Scholarship
  • Science Talent Scholarship
  • Jain Merit Scholarship
  • 80% Central Sector Scholarship
  • Jindal F Scholarship
  • Indira Gandhi Scholarship
  • Bidi Kamgar Scholarship (Nagpur)
  • Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship

Freeship List:-

  • S.C. Freeship
  • S.T. Freeship
  • N.T. Freeship
  • S.B.C. Freeship
  • Secondary School Teacher’s Freeship
  • Primary School Teacher’s Freeship
  • Ex-Servicemen
  • Service-Personnel


Fergusson College Facilities

  • Spacious Classrooms:- The college has spacious and properly ventilated classrooms wherein various conventional teaching aids can be used for lectures.
  • Laboratories:- The college has a total of 52 laboratories for general studies and programs while 15 are exclusively for research purposes.
  • Other Teaching/Learning Facilities:- There are other learning centers and laboratories for language studies, computer laboratories and other IT zones giving the facility of internet connectivity to the students.
  • Amphi-theatre/Audio Visual Halls:- The college also owns its amphi-theatre and 13 other audio visuals halls for hosting extra-curricular activities for the students.
  • Accommodation: The College has six separate hostels for both boys and girls inside the college campus. The hostels are monitored and looked after by the wardens. The hostels have the capacity to hold 441 boys and 230 girl students. The facilities provided to the students in hostels are mess, medical facilities, and open guest rooms for parents, gymnasium (for girls), television, security cameras and CCTV etc.



Ques. Is there a provision of scholarships?

Ans. Yes. The college offers scholarships to students for contribution in their studies.

Ques. What is a freeship?

Ans. A freeship means that the concerned person is not obligated to pay the fees of school/college/university for which a person generally pays.

Ques. How to apply for admission in the college?

Ans. The college is undertaking admissions of students via online mode only. The candidates can apply online from the official website of the college.

Ques. What are the special programs offered by the college?

Ans. Fergusson College offers special programs like M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics with Computer Applications, B.Voc. in Digital Media and Communications or Digital Art and Animation. Other vocational programs that are available for students at undergraduate level are B.Sc. (Physics) with Photography and Audio-Visual Production, B.Sc. (Electronic Science) with Electronic Equipment Maintenance or B.Sc. (Botany/Zoology/Chemistry) with Biotechnology.

Ques. How can International students apply for admission in Fergusson College?

Ans. The NRI/International students looking out for admission in college have to get themselves registered with International Student’s Centre of University of Pune and also acquire a Firm Letter for Offer of Admission. The applicants have to carry with themselves all the required original documents for verification.

Ques. What is the application fee of Fergusson College?

Ans. The application fee that has to be submitted by the candidates is ₹500. It is mandatory to submit the application fee along with the application form in order to make your application count.

Ques. Will the degree after completion of the course be offered by Fergusson College?

Ans. Fergusson College, Pune is an autonomous body and in this case its parent University, Savitribai Phule Pune University will offer the degree. The format of the degree is binding as per the University rules. The degrees/certificates withheld will carry the name of Fergusson College.

Ques. Does the College provide accommodation facilities to the students?

Ans. Yes. The College owns six separate hostels for both boys and girls inside the college campus only. The hostel has the capacity of lodging 441 boys and 230 girl students.

Ques. How to apply for English Content Writing Certification Course?

Ans. For applying to this course, an applicant must possess:-

  • Strong command over the language of content to be framed up
  • Diverse content writing abilities
  • Sound knowledge of world wide web and MS Office

Fergusson College, Pune College Ranking
Ranked 19 For Overall By NIRF 2023

Ranked 12 for MBA by NIRF 2019

Ranked 19 for MBA by Indiatoday 2021

Ranked 22 For MBA By NIRF 2019

Fergusson College, Pune Courses
Course Fees Eligibility
BA ₹ 9.3 K (1st Yr Fees) 12
B.Sc ₹ 11.1 K (1st Yr Fees) 12
M.Sc ₹ 50.7 K (1st Yr Fees) Graduate
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Fergusson College, Pune Faculty
NAME:-  Shri Mahesh Athavale

POSITION:-  Vice Chairman Vice Chairman


NAME:-  Dr. Rongate Surekha Tukaram

POSITION:-  Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT:- , Department Of Economics

NAME:-  Dr. Nirmala Murlidhar Talape

POSITION:- Head & Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT:- Department Of Economics

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Fergusson College, Pune Address
Fergusson College Rd, Shivajinagar Pune - 411004 Maharashtra, India
+91 7773045555
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